Stone Garrett and Jordan Lawlar to headline 2022 Organization All-Stars D-backs
Outfielder Stone Garrett was the Pacific Coast League’s home run leader until his call to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 17, hitting 28 long balls with Triple-A Reno.
First baseman Leandro Cedeno finished the 2022 campaign atop the Texas League standings for home runs, racking up 30 games in 109 games for Double-A Amarillo.
And shortstop Jordan Lawlar put aside an injury-plagued 2021 and worked a .910 OPS across four minor league levels.
MiLB.com listing its annual All-Stars organization for D-backs this week, and Arizona saw production through the farm.
- C – Juan Centeno, 32 years old
- 1B – Leandro Cedeno, 24 years old
- 2B – Cristofer Torín, 17 years old
- 3B – Deyvison De Los Santos, 19
- SS – Jordan Lawlar, 20
- DE – Dominic Canzone, 25
- DE – Pierre Garrett, 26
- DE – Dominic Fletcher, 25
- HPR – Brandon Pfaadt, 23
- LHP – Yu-Min Lin, 19 years old
- PR – Kyle Backhus, 24
Outfielders Corbin Carroll and Alek Thomas were dropped from the roster due to their time in MLB.
Garrett debuted for the D-backs before Carroll, although the field held him to 84 plate appearances to Carroll’s 115.
Lawlar is the most touted player on the roster as a first-round pick and No. 3 D-backs prospect ranked by MLB pipeline behind Carroll and Druw Jones.
Jordan Lawlar knew he had this one.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) October 3, 2022
He started the season with Single-A Visalia and worked his way up to Double-A in late August. The five-tool shortstop stole a mind-blowing 39 bases to partner on 16 home runs last season.
Lawlar now plays for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League, where he got off to a flying start with a .333/.500/.667 slash in his first seven games.
His teammate with Salt River, De Los Santos, is Arizona’s No. 6 ranked prospect on the MLB Pipeline after producing a three-level .847 OPS in 2022. He hit 147 junk in 560 board appearances ( 26.25%), but he won the California League batting title with a .329 clip in 316 at-bats with Visalia.
Lawlar, De Los Santos and Backhus are the three D-back prospects on the All-Star list currently playing in the AFL.
On the hill, Pfaadt, Arizona’s top-ranked pitching prospect, closed the season as the MiLB leader in strikeouts with 218, the most in a single minor league season since 2001.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) September 25, 2022
The D-backs named him the organization’s 2022 Minor League Pitcher of the Year after helping lead the Aces to the PCL title.
The 6-foot-4 pitcher with a more fastball could be a candidate to break the rotation or bullpen for D-backs in the 2023 season.